White Eagle

September 6, 1951 – July 7, 1995

A Sioux raised in South Dakota and formerly known as Mervyn Moore, White Eagle was a member of the Church of Today in Warren.  In the mid-1980s, he was profiled for People magazine after drawing national attention for his tenor voice.  He died from AIDS-related complications at age 43.

Cruise, July 26, 1995

Amy Oak

Amy Oak pic

January 11, 1951 – November 7, 2016

Twin Oak resident Amy Oak taught special education and led teacher training workshops throughout Michigan.  An avid gardener, cook, community activist, and drummer, she performed with her wife Barbara Pitcher in the musical ensemble Framing Rhythm.

Grand Haven Tribune, November 12, 2016

John Kellogg


January 12, 1951 – August 10, 1995

A descendant of the Kellogg cereal family, John Kellogg in the 1970s migrated from west Michigan to San Francisco where he worked in gay businesses, including the adult film industry.  He died from AIDS-related complications at age 44.

Bay Area Reporter, August 31, 1995